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Bill Evans on banjo at the Freight Tuesday, April 4, 7 to 9 p.m.

Kenny Smith Guitar Workshop for all levels at Manning Music, Berkeley  

Berkeley, CA: Manning Music, 758 Gilman Street
Study rhythm and lead ideas that will help you think about your playing differently! Kenny is a two-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year. $40 admission, contact Bill at to register. Learn more about Kenny's playing at

Wednesday, April 5, 8 p.m. concert, 7 p.m. doors

Bill Evans, John Reischman, Kenny Smith & Friends at the Freight & Salvage  

Berkeley, CA: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
A one-time only event featuring mandolinist John Reischman, IBMA-award winning guitarist Kenny Smith, fiddler Nate Lee and bassist Max Schwartz. Join us for this state of the art 21st century acoustic event. Tickets $29/$25.

Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. show, doors at 7:00 p.m.

Bill Evans, John Reischman, Kenny Smith & Friends at the Palms Playhouse (Sacramento area)  

Winters, CA: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main Street
A one-time only event featuring Bill with IBMA award-winning guitarist Kenny Smith, mandolin maestro John Reischman, Nashville fiddling phenom Nate Lee and the Downbeat award-winning bassist Max Schwartz. Not to be missed!

Friday to Monday, April 7-10

Bill teaches at Walker Creek Music Camp, Petaluma, CA  

Petaluma, CA: Walker Creek Ranch
Bill teaches the intermediate/advanced bluegrass banjo class at this wonderful camp located just 2 miles from the Pacific Coast!

Wednesday, April 12, 8 to 10 p.m.

Bangers & Grass at the the Kensington Circus Pub  

Kensington, CA: Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue
Join Bill Evans (banjo), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), and Steve Pottier (bass), Chad Manning (fiddle) and Jim Nunally (guitar) for great acoustic music in an intimate, informal setting. We recommend arriving by 6:30 p.m. to grab a table and enjoy the first set - or come late around 9 or 9:15 p.m. to catch the second show.

Monday, April 17 to May 22, 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Bluegrass Jamming for Total Newbies! A new class for all instruments and all ages at Manning Music, Berkeley, CA  

Berkeley, CA: Manning Music, 758 Gilman St. at the Tannery
This bluegrass jamming class is designed for total newbies and the emphasis is on fun and gaining practical experience playing with others in jams. Easy parking too! $125 for six classes. Contact Bill at for more info and to register.

Thursday, April 27, 6 to 9 p.m., doors at 5 p.m.

Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick at Last Stage West, Atascadero, CA  

Atascadero, CA: Last Stage West/Toro Creek Event Center, 15050 Morro Road
Tickets $20 in advance. For reservations, phone 805-792-0505 or email Seating is limited.

Friday, April 28, 6 p.m. workshops, 7:30 p.m. concert

Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick in Long Beach, CA  

Long Beach, CA: Shutts Fabricators, 1632 West 15th Street
Phone 562-432-4648 for more info. Jam session with artists after the concert! $20 concert / $30 concert & workshop.

Saturday, April 29, show at 8 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m..

Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick in concert at Boulevard Music, Culver City, CA  

Culver City, CA: Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd.
$20 concert admission. Phone 310-398-2583 or email for info and reservations.

Sunday, April 30: 2 p.m.

Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick perform for Naditich House Concerts in Altadena, CA  

Altadena, CA: Address is shared after making a reservation
The trio is excited to take part in harmonica virtuoso David Naiditch's most celebrated house concert series. Donation is $25 and reservations are required by emailing to Attendees are invited to bring food and drinks to share before, during and after the show!

Tuesday, May 2 to June 6 (6 75 minute class sessions). Level 1 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and Level 2 from 8 to 9:15 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam Class: Beyond the Basics. Now in Level 1 and Level 2 sections!  

Berkeley, CA: Freight and Salvage Cofffehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Bill teaches two sections of this popular six week jam class: one for newbies at 6:30 and another for slightly more experienced players and class alumni at 8 p.m. For all bluegrass instrumentalists and singers. Ideal for high beginner to intermediate players and those wanting to become more comfortable playing with others. $130 early bird tuition. Phone 510-644-2020 or email Bill at for more info.

Friday, May 5: 7:30 p.m. concert, doors at 7 p.m.

Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick at the Folsom Opry House, Folsom, CA  

Folsom, CA: 113 Puffer Way
Reservations recommended by contacting John Hettinger at or phone 916-990-0719. Tickets $20 CBA members / $25 general public.

Saturday, May 6: 3 p.m.

The Banjo in America at the Milpitas Library - free admission!  

Milpitas, CA: Milpitas Public Library, 160 N Main Street
Admission is free! 408-262-1171 for additional info.

Saturday, May 20, 8 p.m. show

The Banjo in America at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette, CA  

Lafayette, CA: Mighty Fine Guitars, 85 Lafayette Circle
Suggested donation $15-20. Phone 925-268-8226 or email No RSVP required, BYOB.

Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4, 2016

Bill teaches at the Midwest Banjo Camp  

Olivet, MI: Olivet College

Sunday, June 11 to Wednesday, June 14

Bill teaches at the CBA Father's Day Music Camp  

Grass Valley, CA: Nevada County Fairgounds
Bill will be teaching the Level 2/3 Bluegrass Ensemble Class, open to all instruments and designed for those with experience playing with others who want to take their group playing to the next level.

Sunday, July 16 to Friday, July 21

Bill returns to Camp Bluegrass in Texas  

Levelland, TX: South Plains College
Bill returns to Texas' premiere bluegrass camp, with Steve Smith, Alan Munde, Tim May and many others.

Thursday to Saturday, July 27-29

Bill teaches at Acoustic Music Camp in Arlington, TX  

Arlington, TX: South Oaks Baptist Church, 5925 U. S. Highway 287
Join Bill and an incredible line up of teachers at this premiere Dallas, TX area music camp event.

Sunday, August 6 to Saturday, August 12

Bill returns to the Swannanoa Gathering  

Asheville, NC: Warren Wilson College
The is a terrific event in the western North Carolina mountains! A *great* musical experience!

Thursday to Sunday, September 7-10

Bill returns to the American Banjo Camp in WA  

Port Orchard, WA: Pilgrim Firs Conference Center

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